Chris Lane 2018
I became a Christian in year 2000 following lots of problems in my life, too complicated here to fully explain, but I had a lot of depression, fear, panic attacks and anxiety. I was a mess following a nervous breakdown. It was here that I surrendered all of myself, and life to Jesus and started on a journey of healing with God. I had lots of counseling and therapy for quite a number of years and even though I had improved a lot I still struggled with depression and as though the whole world was on my shoulder. I was still suicidal at times and tried to take my own life once but thanks to God I felt he prevented it.
Over the years, as I developed my relationship with God, I often prayed for healing of my mind, but never really became free from anxiety and depression. I would often think that people were always against me, and calling me behind my back, and early mornings were always the worst, as soon as I woke, my confidence in myself was constantly under attack.
One day my paranoia caused me to have a big argument with someone who I trusted though church, which sent my mind into disappointment and utter confusion. But as I took this to prayer, the Lord led me to understand that there was in fact an evil spirit, twisting my thoughts. He showed me that every time someone spoke to me in a particular manner, the evil spirit brought back the emotions of the psychological abuse that my father used to do to me as a child. The Lord led me to forgive my father and renounce the evil, and as I command it to leave in the name of Jesus, I felt it leave me and immediately, praise God, my mind became clear.
This encounter caused me to want to learn more and understand the deliverance that I had received, and so I attended a well-known deliverance school, where I learnt more about the Father heart of God and His love, which I needed as my own father had distorted my vision of a father. This time was a great learning and I also gained overseas missionary experience too.
But when I came back to live in Derby, I struggled to settle back into work and “normal life”, and over a several years, I just became so tired and exhausted all the time from doing my job, that it affected my quiet time with Jesus and eventually I back-slid, questioning some of the truths I had previously learnt and even the whole subject of deliverance.
During this summer, one evening, I went out with Kevin and some other folk for dinner and on the way back in the car I started to get angry about something and Kevin recognizes something manifest in me and as he prayed about it, God led Kevin to do deliverance right there in the car! - I must have coughed up about forty or Fifty spirits that evening all shown by the Holy Spirit in visions and words from God. It was such a powerful moment, I felt the Holy Spirit so powerfully. Later that evening God Spoke to me and said that, He needed to bring me to this point in my life, to be right for all the deliverance. I had to realize how bad sin was, for me to be ready for this deliverance! Over the weeks there was more deliverance to come, which some of, God showed to do myself in my quiet time, and sometimes Kevin also did some. One week the Lord led him to do deliverance on mind control, which was quite a long session of deliverance.
I am so different now! Lots of the fears have completely gone, the depression and anxieties etc. have gone, I have lots and lots of more confidence, I don’t get so tired as before and my health is much better. I realize now that my healing journey of my mind has been a gradual process, and through the deliverances, there has been new understanding, bringing me into the real truth, that’s sets people free.
Deliverance has worked for me and Jesus did lots of deliverance when he walked the Earth and gave us all power and authority to cast out demons. There is a walking out in the healing but I have to remember that now it’s not me that does this but Jesus who lives and works in me and through me – as I spend time with Him and read the bible. I praise God for what he has done for me here! And know my journey isn’t over yet, but I’m sure that there will be more deliverance as time goes on, as I allow Him to guide me into His fullness!
All praise to Jesus Christ our Lord God who’s over the heavens and earth and all that’s in the earth and beneath and above it and to God our father to who nothing is impossible to him that made us! Thank you to Jesus who died on the cross so we can be set free!
Chris Lane 2018